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, president obama held fewer news conferences than george w. bush or bill clinton. over four years the president held 79 such briefings, that is ten fewer than mr. bush and 54 fewer than president clinton. >>> starting this weekend, president obama's limousine will carry license plates with the phrase taxation without representation. it's a protest over the district of colombia not having voting representatives in congress. president clinton used the plates but george w. bush chose to use a different design without the protest phrase. >>> white house is changing the signature threshold from 25,000 to 100,000 for official responses to petitions on the website. not a bad move. it comes after a request that government build a star wars like death star that got enough signatures for an official white house response. >>> and in utah, george burnett, a pro oil activist and small business owner known as the i love drilling guy is using his new smoothy shop to take a stand against liberal spending. he charges liberals $1 more for than conservatives for a 16 ounce smoothy. >> i'm very open
. that is the problem. the democrats are split. >> bret: remember when president george w. bush won re-election and he went to a news conference and he was going to expand capital to get social security reform through. he wants gun control through. can he do that much like president george w. bush promised to do with social security? president bush didn't. he ran in a brick wall. >> he said that he had political capital in the aftermath of this. there were discussions about the fiscal cliff. believing that they cited with him and not republican. this is imposed on him. this is because of the inaction with gun control after gabrielle giffords, the congressman from arizona was shot. now, i'm glad that you put hit the way, you will see the outside forces engaged in a political campaign. there are polls today that there has been a shift and there are more americans that are open to the idea. even people who are gun owner owners. they come back for the background checks. the idea that anybody gets a gun should be educated on how to use the gun. closing the gun show loophole. these are things that especiall
was first to be broadcast on the internet. president obama, president george w. bush, bill clinton, or ronald reagan? >> bill clinton. >> hmm. poor hoda. >> wait. she got $100? >> so tell us, he was the first? >> it was his second inauguration in 1997, and before you start thinking the white house was super internet savvy, bear in mind bill clinton sent a grand total of two emails during his eight years. his eight years in office. >> are you kidding? >> not kidding. >> world has changed. back across to kath. >> young man from chico, california. who will be one of the performers not singing at president barack obama's second inauguration? beyonce', kelly clarkson, carly rae jepsen or james taylor. who won't be there? >> carly rae jepsen. >> poor hodie. >> this is a bad day. this is a terrible, terrible day for me and my book. >> you know what, hoda. i figured it out, though. they can take the money that they win and buy your book at barnes & noble. >> they can buy four books. okay. carly rae jepsen, the one. >> i guess he didn't call her maybe. >> girl, i thought you were going to g
george w. bush. he used it on his ranch. that will go for about a million. sales so for, 47 million. enough for the main auction where they're expecting really, really iconic cars to be sold off. it could total $100 million in sales in this auction alone, which is why it makes it the world's biggest. a lot of these cars will be sold and the proceeds will be donated to charity. they're hoping they can hit the $50 million mark for that. it's an incredible event. back to you. >> gregg: there are some real beauties you were showing us. take lots of pictures and send them to us. dominic, thanks very much. >> heather: i'm so jealous. take a picture, bid on one and bring it back. >> gregg: i've been to a car show here in new york city, they are so much fun. there are so many things that you wish you had lots of money to buy them. >> heather: i'd take the '67 red corvette. >> gregg: it was a beauty. >> heather: many people dread when they pass through those airport security scanners. gregg actually prefers them. he likes to just stand there for a little bit longer. they can create revealing
thing. obviously, george w. bush would focus people involved in the war on terror. and people who had more money in their pockets as a result of the tax cut. >> neil: in other words, they all do this to varying degrees. >> they do. with obama, though, you will get, because the question are you better off than you were four years ago was a prominent one in the campaign, obama ended up winning but the republicans still believe there are indices, most important unemployment where the answer is no. >> neil: always a pleasure. >> thank you. >> neil: ahead of the coverage of swearing in, boy are stars looking it up. >> a terrific story. >> that guy goes for it. >> made you crack up a joker. >> so much fun. never takes himself too seriously. >> just meeting him, intimidating. >> i'm so, you know, cool and generous. it's not just flexing his muscles. and saying a one-liner. >> neil: that is just, hey, can't tell you the number of people. they weren't talking about you. yes, they were. you can see for yourself why on monday. 11:00 a.m. fox business network. we'll be there for the inauguration.
lothian, nice to see you again. thank you. >>> former president george w. bush was invited to the obama inauguration. but it turns out he can't make it. neither can his father, george h.w. bush. both attended the first inauguration. the elder bush is recovering from a month-long hospital stay due to bronchitis. and he's still getting physical therapy, as well. a spokesman for bush 43 says the former president and his wife, laura, wish the obamas "all the best for a wonderful inaugural weekend." >>> overseas now to algeria. seven hostages and 11 kidnappers are reported dead this morning as a hostage crisis enters its fourth day. algerian special forces have been trying to secure the release of an unknown number of people including americans all being held at this gas plant by an al qaeda-linked terror group. algerian state tv says the gunman had been planning to take the hostages to mali. senior international correspondent dan rivers is live in london. dan, so far at least one american is dead. six have escaped or been freed. what do we know about the other americans being held? >> repor
seniors, when george w. bush signed no child left behind there were children there. how is this any different than any other piece of legislation that affects a group that has particular interest and the group is present when the signing takes place? martha: yeah. >> or when the announcement takes place. martha: the children wrote letters to the president, tucker. and they have been asked to stand by him. they're having their voices heard in america. what is wrong with that? >> well, this is not, this is very serious, very adult and incredibly complicated issue and to bring children on stage is to engage in a kind of moral blackmail. if you're against this legislation you're against the kids. the truth is, no serious person who knows anything about crime noll dpi or violence in our violence in the society believes banning weapons based on their cosmetic qualities is going to save a single life. it is ludicrous. even the white house is not claiming that the so-called assault weapons boon would have prevented the newtown tragedy or any other shooting or any other 300 deaths attributed
this because long term the republican party has to fix this at the national level. >> george w. bush tried to address this head on. what do you think about the controversy now? >> well, frankly, i think that you can look at both parties and find things you don't like. in the republican party it's extremely small sliver. i suspect there's people in the democratic party that have some very old views. i'm disappointed that secretary powell would only look in one direction and that's the republicans. i think there's a hostility in much of the liberal wings of the political party towards organized religion. i think it's intolerance of the left twashd people of good faith on the right and that worries me. i wish colin powell had talked about that as well. i wish colin powell had talked about the implications of chunk hagel talking about the jewish lobby that intimidates people. he said, make the jews pay. colin powell could have talked about that and whether that was a dark strain or is his focus only on when republicans act wrong? chuck hagel did, too, in these circumstances. it's a topic worth
with fellow texan george w. bush but it could have meant that he didn't have to end up in the oprah chair at this point. and that's sat because a lot of people in my family who would have been willing to love lance armstrong no matter what because of the work he did on cancer, it was very painful to see last night, not because he cheated, but because he didn't quite get the equation of what he meant to people. and if he did, it's not only that he wouldn't have acted this way in the last several years, he would never have responded to the questions like he did last night. >> we're going to be watching part two on this interview with lance armstrong. now that he's come clean, could he face criminal charges for coming clean? we're going to take a look at what could be next for lance armstrong. >>> and after last night's interview, live strong gave the following statement. we at the live strong foundation are disappoint by the news that lance armstrong misled people during and after his cycling career, even us. in the wake of our disappointment, we also express our gratitude to lance as a sur
. back to you. connell: let's bring in dylan glenn. former advisor to george w bush. rich said that republicans have reasons for not having this meeting today. the president is standing back and think i am not negotiating on this and the republicans are all over the map. >> i do not think that this is a big deal. i do not see that as a big issue. what is coming out of this weekend retreat is far more important. connell: i would like to be a fly on the wall for that. >> also what is important is to remember how we got here. he has run trillion dollar deficits for the past four years of his administration. you have to pass a budget in the united states senate. he will be doing his sort of constitution getting a budget up to the congress. this is a challenge. we have to have a clear look at how we can reduce spending in this country. connell: whenever the limit is actually reached and it is not raised. then you start to play the political blame game. pay some bills and not others. though the republicans risk taking a lot of the blame for this? >> i think that we all, as americans,
that president obama did not do what president george h.w. bush did after a school massacre in stockton in 1989. president obama did not use his authority to block the import of weapons that where not generally recognized for sporting purposes. >>> interior secretary, ken salazar the latest secretary to announce he is leaving the obama administration. he plans to step down in march to return to his home in colorado. president obama released a statement praising salazar on his work, saying he helped expand the development of domestic energy resources, while also protecting water, land, and wildlife. >>> actor conrad bane has died at the age of 89. many remember him from tv's "diff'rent strokes." >> i adopted willis and arnold, because they're great kids, and i love them. >> he played the kindly white man who adopted two young african american brothers. the nbc show debuted in 1978, and was one of several comedies that dealt with social issues. he had a long career in television, as wells a on stage and in film. >>> too many phones. not enough numbers. the latest local area code running out, and
past the hour. for the first time in nearly two months president george h.w. bush is waking up at home today. he was released yesterday from a houston hospital where he had been treated for a bronchitis related cough and other health issues. he is 88 years old. >>> florida a&m university will officially announce the hiring of a new band director today, famu's entire band was suspended in the wake of the november 2011 hazing death of drum major robert champion. >>> facebook is building a mystery and many feel it might be the much rumored facebook phone. the social giant invited the media to its ed quarters with an invitation that read "come and see what we're building." mark zuckerberg recently shut down the idea of a phone so we'll see. >>> gm unveils its first battery powered luxury car, the cadillac elr. the battery driven coupe is based on the chevrolet volt. >>> the world's largest retailer isworld's largest real tail wants to hire any veteran who wants a job, but there's a catch. alison kosik is in new york. >> reporter: yes, walmart is saying it will hire any veteran who wants a
and suffered a concussion. >>> former president george h.w. bush waking up in his own bed this morning. he spent more than two months in the hospital for a bronchitis-related cough. the president says he wishes he could personally thank everyone who sent so many get-well messages. >>steve: what do these four u.s. presidents have in common? anyone with a knowledge of history probably remembers they were all assassinated while in office. what you didn't know is the connection between each of their killers. turns out they've all got something in common. brad meltzer figured it out, the author of "the fifth assassin." good morning. you're at this book signing. a guy comes up to you and says what? >> he says i work in a museum in washington, d.c. and you've got to see what we have. i said what do you have there? he said we have pieces of abraham lincoln's skull, the bones of john wilkes. would you like to see it? i go see it. he doesn't have the artifacts from the london assassination. they had the others as well. i start thinking what if they had a serial killer re-creating the crimes of all t
assault weapons ban. >>> former president george h.w. bush wakes up at home today for the first time in almost two months. he was released from a hospital in houston yesterday. he was admitted back on november 23rd for treatment of bronchitis and a bad cough. mr. bush, who is 88 years old, released a statement saying he's deeply grateful for the care he received and all the get-well wishes. >>> as the flu continues to spread across the country, hospitals are cracking down on workers who simply refused to get a flu shot. patients are allowed to turn down the vaccine, but many doctors and nurses are not being given that option. at least 15 nurses and other hospital staff have been fired over the past two months for not getting the shot. opponents cite allergies, religious reasons and concerns over the vaccine's effectiveness. that is interesting that they could refuse to get it. i mean, the reasons are understandable. >> i don't know that they can really refuse. >>> the flu outbreak forced another school district to close this time in southern illinois. public health experts to call of
there in front in the mainstream media. jon: mary is it media laziness or the fact that under a george w. bush presidency it was easier for the media to pile on, you know, the coverage of the debt ceiling and the explosion in the debt that began back then? >> the media is not lazy when they are looking for something that they want to look for. remember, this is the same media that dug up one of rick santorum's wife's exboyfriends from high school. the media is not lazy when they want to find something. they don't want to find this on obama. he's their guy. and it is a liberal by as, because if they wanted to find it they could find it, they choose not to. no excuse. jon: ellen i'm sorry are go ahead. >> there is just no excuse for it. he walked back some of what he said in 2006, essentially by saying, well when hour a senator you vote for different things than when you're president. really it was just a protest vote, and it was meaningless, and, you know, again that does -- >> look, look, that was an absurd response. that is just not true. you have to be held accountable for your votes and you
's ball and i touched on this earlier, this was a tradition started by george w. bush. and president obama thought we should continue and one of his favorite parts of the entire weekend. that will be "travel wise" twice the size last time. and they will be attending free of charge. we wish we had more tickets and would like to include as many people as possible but we have struck a good balance with the size of the event and the size of tickets. >> is there anyone who hasn't asked a question? please. >> i'm wondering about the kids' concerts, half of the awedenens is made up of -- audience is made of up military family. >> some armed forces representatives and i don't have the details handy. make tickets available to d.c. school kids who have worked with the first lady's office. and it is a ticketted event. it will be at the convention center. but it is free of charge to military families and the d.c. school kids. >> on the other ball, the nonmilitary ball, how many people will be attending that and one of your advisers called it open press. what do you mean by open press, because i though
, advocacy authorities and president clinton and mark theison a former speech writer for president george w. bush. and before we get to the gun debate an unfortunate to impugning the motives of his opponent. and it's pretty clear that that is what happened there, as he is saying those who oppose his measures do so because they want to gin up fear or make money or generate tv ratings. why can't it be, mark, that they just don't see eye to eye with him? >> well, that's exactly what it is. i mean, we have a difference of opinion and people come to their, to their positions with honesty and with conviction and obama can't simply see that. look, that's not the only time he's done that this week, on the debt limit when he had his press conference on the debt limit. what's motivating and propelling the thousands republicans is more than simply deficit reduction, they are suspicious about government commitment to make sure that seniors have decent health care and whether government should make sure that kids in poverty are getting enough to eat. that's an outrageous statement to begin with. on top
at george w. bush's second inn inaugur inaugural. he will be speaking this morning. his theme, unity and bridging divisions in the country. so, the president and his family, enter st. john's episcopal church. we will have them when they come out of the service, in about an hour. >>> for right now, let's go up to sam in new york with the weather. >> texas over there. okay. oh, hi. how are you guys? i couldn't hear a thing. we're outside in times square. we got great things going on here, as well. we might not be as crowded as the washington mall. but let me tell you, we're just as happy folks. let's get to the boards. one or two things going on this morning we want to show you. we'll start with the pictures. why torture us, ft. lauderdale? why do that? you're sending us pictures just to rub it in. there's baltimore this morning. elsewhere, here's what happens with the low. now that we have the cold air and it starts to drop, if you think it's cold in times square right now, wait until tomorrow morning. how many will be here tomorrow, as well? you will? where are you from? >> i'm from
.c. residents face every day. they will be on the vehicles for the duration of the second term. >> george w. bush took it off the car after president clinton used it. but obama didn't put it back, and there was a lot of criticism. so this is throwing those people a bone. >> follow us on facebook and twitter, search for early start cnn. >>> a black eye for boeing. dreamliner jumbo jets grounded by two airlines after another serious incident. another one. we'll have a live report, coming up. so...how'd it go? well, dad, i spent my childhood living with monks learning the art of dealmaking. you've mastered monkey-style kung fu? no. priceline is different now. you don't even have to bid. master hahn taught you all that? oh, and he says to say (translated from cantonese) "you still owe him five bucks." your accent needs a little work. your financial advisor should focus on your long-term goals, not their short-term agenda. [ woman ] if you have the nerve to believe that cookie cutters should be for cookies, not your investment strategy. if you believe in the sheer brilliance of a simple explanat
a cascade of problems. >> joe hag began remembers his first glitch. january 2001 just after george w. bush's swearing in. hag began is in a motorcade. >> turned down military avenue and the aifd in the front seat of the car turned around and said, sir, there's a gas being mask under your seat, get ready to put it on. that was a little startling. >> that was to protect as possible teargassing from protesters. summits, secret president trips to war zones, inauguration. as we looked at the buildings president obama will pass, the secret service, the lead security agency for the inauguration, will make sure the buildings are clear of potential snipers. elsewhere, manhole covers will be welded shot. s.w.a.t. teams will be deployed all over the city. plain-clothed law enforcement officers mingling in the crowds. teams teams. >> our dive team will be working around the clock. >> reporter: that fbi official spoke with us where security teams will do real-time monitoring of surveillance cameras posted on buildings and roads. they will share tips and incident reports. with all of the checkpoints, mo
frum, a former white house speechwriter for george h.w. bush. also author of "why romney lost." doing very well. here's what the white house press secretary said today about the president's speech preparation. let me play the clip from jay carney. >> all i can tell you is the president in general when he works on a speech writes them long hand on a yellow pad and i've seen some yellow pads filled with writing of late around but i don't have any more details on the speech. >> both of you are former speechwriters. paul, you wrote this on the daily beast. president obama's task is much like the couple renewing their wedding vows after decades of tough but rewarding marriage. if the words are too ideal list, they will seem hollow or saccharine. if too shallow, why even bother? take us inside those words. >> tough task. this president loves an olympian detachment and there's a lot of good in that. we need a president to think of the big picture, the only person who is supposed to be thinking for 100, 150 years where we need to be. at the same time, he's a participant in what is a small, pe
around the white house. >> is that unusual? >> yes. it's gotten more like that. but george bush jr., w. they entertained quite a bit. they often went out. he was famous for going to bebed at 9:30, but hethey did go out. the obamas don't entertain. very few have been to the white house and they don't go out. they don't accept invitations outside of the white house except for their very small inner circle. >> how does the city feel about that? from everything i heard things don't get done in the building behind us. they're getting done at these parties because people have these camaraderies they establish from going out together. >> you know, people will always say the washington social scene is so frivolous. but the fact is there's a lot of business that does get done in the evening. you know when you sit across the table from somebody and you have a glass of wine and you eat a meal and you talk about your family and your children and your personal life you can't help but have some sort of connect connection with that person because that's a real human being now
. george h.w. bush banned the importation of semiautomatic weapons. but with this president, with this issue that so many people are passionate about and feel the same about newtown, horrified, it's amazing this is going to be one of those divisive issues in which the president goes off on his own and congress goes off on their own and together, there is a lot of similarities of what they want, but it seems as though this white house has no interest in reaching a consensus. so for four weeks he talks to people. i don't know what he got accomplished in that period. but you could just see us in dividing lines again, like the fiscal cliff, and just like the debt ceiling is about to. >> steve: because when they call for an assault weapon ban, there is absolutely no chance that's going to get through and it's not just the nra that says it. it's harry reid who says it's unlikely it could pass the house. harry reid says it's unlikely it could pass the senate. >> gretchen: that doesn't mean that he wouldn't agree with it, though. it's just because the -- >> steve: voted against it i
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